Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 1, 2000

L’Observateur / July 1, 2000

Coaches, players, fans and parents: L’Observateur wants schedules, scores or any story ideas about sports and outdoor activities in the River Parishes. Contact Michael Kiral, staff writer, at (504) 652-9545, fax to652-3885, drop by 116 Newspaper Drive, or mail to P.O. Box 1010,LaPlace, LA 70069-1010. The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department and RiverBend Lanes invites all seniors, 50 years-old and above, to bring a friend and Bowl for Fun during the next four weeks on Monday mornings at 10 a.m.The cost will be 99 cents per game, three games for $2.97. The St. CharlesParish Parks and Recreation Department will continue to pay the fee of $1 of the bowling cost, per three game set. The expense will be $1.97.Registration for the Fall/Winter League will be held Monday, July 10 at River Bend Lanes. All seniors who join will be invited to bowl a round of”Nine-pin, No-tap” games.

For more information, please call Theresa Theriot at 783-5090. Ivanov’s Gymnastics Academy still has spots open for its summer gymnastics camp. The camp will run through August 17.Beginners are welcomed. Before and after care is available. Daily andweekly rates are available. Call 652-4500 for more information. The Patti Poirrier Amato Benefit Golf Classic will be held Monday, July 17 at Pelican Point Golf Course in Gonzales.

The four-man scramble will have a shotgun start with 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.tee times. The entrance fee is $00 per team or $100 per individual. The feeincludes green fees, cart, range balls, T-shirt, unlimited refreshments and food and an awards social. Hole sponsorships are also available. Checkscan be made payable to Patti Poirrier Amato Golf Classic and mailed to Quality Machine Works, Inc., 32838 LA 642 North, Paulina, LA, 70763. For more information, contact any committee member – Danny and Sue Louque at 869-9809 or 869-5103; Dennille Louque at 869-5103; Poncho Roussel at 535-2241 or 869-3360; Shelby Oubre at 869-5586 or 869- 4555; Otis Taylor at 869-5603; John Beech at 869-5353; Renee’ Waguespack at 869-9809 or 869-4541; Mickey Roussel at 536-4251 or 869-3395; Roy Aubert at 536-3847; Harold Keller at 652-8477 or Jason Amato at 869-8347. The St. Charles Catholic Comets Football Camp for ages 7-13 willbe held at the school July 25-28 from 9 a.m. till noon.The cost of the camp is $50. Registration will be held Monday, July 24,from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the SCC CometPlex.The camp includes instruction at all positions, weight lifting, camp T- shirt, highlight films, Iron Boy contest, touch football games, skill tests, races and punt, pass and kick contests.

For more information call Frank Monica at 652-3029. The Destrehan Fighting Wildcats Football Camp will be held at the school for ages 7-14 July 25-28 from 9 a.m. to noon.Instruction will be provided at all postitions by the Destrehan coaching staff. The cost of the camp is $40 per camper and includes registration,instruction and a T-shirt. For more information call the school at 764-9946 or head coach Stephen Robicheaux at 403-0546. Please try to pre-register by July 14. The Rene’ Trosclair Jr. 7/8 Memorial Tournament will be held atthe Reserve Bantam Ballpark July 29-30. The team entrance fee is $50 perteam. The deadline to enter is July 17. For more information contact MikeVilleret at (504) 652-7117 or Rosalind Trosclair at (504) 536-3295. East St. John High School has openings for the following positions:head baseball coach, head softball coach, assistant softball coach and two assistant football coaches. Send resumes to East St. John High School, 1Wildcat Drive, Reserve, LA 70084, or call Ronnie Stephens, athletic director, at (504) 536-1165 or (504) 653-1392. The 2000 Millennium Basketball Camp will be held at West St. JohnHigh School July 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.The camp is conducted by Brian Lumar, Loyola’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder and the coach the 1997 and 2000 state champion Shaw Eagles. Lumar also is the coach the drilling experts Shaw Dribblers and theAAU Louisiana Jammers.

The camp includes divisions for boys and girls ages six to 15. All camperswill be taught, observed and corrected in all phases of basketball. Thecampers will be grouped according to age, gender and talent level.

Activities include practice sessions, 3-on-3 tournaments, 5-on-5 games and various shooting contests. Each camper will also receive their ownofficial Millennium basketball.

The cost of the camp is $75 if pre-registered and $85 for Monday walk- ups. The Louisiana Soccer Association will hold is 23rd annual general meeting July 15-16 at the Holiday Inn and the Lafreniere Park soccer fields in Metairie.

Free workshops will be conducted for coaches, administrators and referees. The guest clinician is John Ellinger, a U.S. Soccer national staffcoach and the head coach of the U-17 men’s national team. He is also theassistant coach for the men’s Olympic team which has qualified for Sydney 2000.

There will also be a vendors’ show on July 15. Details and a registrationform are available on the L.S.A. Web site at or fromthe state office. The state office can be contacted by e-mail or by calling (225) 766-0815. The Baton Rouge Soccer Association in conjunction with the Louisiana Soccer Association is hosting a “D” level coaching license course for coaches of U15 to U19 teams July 21-23 and 29 and 30 at the BRSA office in Baton Rouge.

The course is open to all coaches but some prerequisites do apply. Adetailed schedule will be available upon registration. The cost is $75 forcoaches affiliated to the state association and $90 for those non- affiliated. For further details and to sign up for the course contact theBRSA office at (225) 924-2157 or e-mail at AAU will conduct baseball and softball evaluations in the following cities in the last two weeks of July and each weekend in August: Houston, Dallas, Tulsa, Okla., Little Rock, Ark., Jackson, Miss., and Monroe.The camps are designed to aid and educate the athletes and their parents on how to better their chances of playing baseball ot softball at the pro or collegiate level. The camps will be conducted by college coaches and proscouts.

Each athlete will receive a written evaluation and a seminar that will explain methods on how to be seen, academic requirements and other topics. Each athlete’s evaluation will be put into a catalog and sent to allcollege coaches and pro organizations.

AAU Baseball is also conducting a national high school championship in Austin, Texas, July 14-22. All team members must attend the same highschool.

For more information call Frank Dornier at (281) 469-6721. Applications are now being evaluated by the Ten Star All-Star Basketball Camp. Boys and girls ages 7-19 can apply. Players areselected by invitation only. Past participants include Michael Jordan, TimDuncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill, Bobby Hurley, Antawn Jamison, Christian Laettner, Tom Gugliotta and Trajan Langdon.

Camp locations include Atlanta; Riverside, Calif.; Babson Park, Fla.;Champagne, Ill., Fort Wayne, Ind.; Atchison, Kan.; Georgetown, Ky.;Northfield, Minn.; Raleigh, N.C.; Boiling Springs, N.C.; Rochester, N.Y.; NorthCanton, Ohio; Commerce, Texas; and Farmville, Va. College basketballscholarships are possible for players named to the All-American Team.

For an evaluation form call (704) 372-8610. The Junior Achievement Golf Sampler Card allows area golfers to drive the fairways at 12 of the local golf courses.

The Golf Sampler Card is $39 and entitles the cardholder to play a total of 49 rounds of golf among the participating courses – Audubon, Bayou Barriere, Colonial, Colonial Acres, Eastover, Ellendale, Lakewood, Oak Harbor, Ormond, Pinewood, Stonebridge and Timberlane. Supporters of thegold card will also receive a complimentary Junior Achievement golf towel. The card is valid from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2000.Proceeds from the Golf Sampler Card benefit Junior Achievement’s K-12 in-school free enterprise programs. This year alone, Junior Achievementand its 900 volunteers will teach more than 25,000 local students in over 140 schools about the relevance of education to the workplace and to prepare them for lifelong learning.

Call the Junior Achievement office at (504) 832-0102 for more information. Special Olympics Louisiana’s new “Share the Victory” motor vehicle recycling program allows anyone in Orleans, Jefferson, St.

Bernard, St. Tammany and St. Charles parishes to turn extra or unwantedvehicles into “something special for Special Olympics.”An individual can call the “Share the Victory” toll-free number and Special Olympics will arrange to tow away their motor vehicle for free.

The vehicle will be recycled into the funds needed to support the year- round program of sports training and athletic competition for mentally- retarded children and adults in Louisiana.

Vehicles can be in any condition to qualify as long as the owner has the title. Consumers may also be able to take advantage of a tax deduction asthe fair market price of the vehicle is considered a tax deductible donation to Special Olympics.

For more information or to donate your used motor vehicle call Share the Victory at 1-800-249-1192.

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